You put a train set in your kid’s room? That’s cute.
Laurent Aigon, French dude and handy guy totally out-classes all the DIY dads out there by finishing a 5 year build on a Boeing 737 cockpit – in his kid’s bedroom.
Though the original story on French site Sud Ouest is dated “28/09/2012” – that’s 9/28/2012 to us Americans – this story just landed on the likes of Gizmodo and then The Huffington Post. And 8BitDad. See how that works?
These days, when Tom Burns sneezes, the parent blogger world catches a cold. So it goes for his latest, a piece called “25 Things I Think Every Dad Should Teach His Kids,” which appeared on The Good Men Project and then made the jump up to The Huffington Post.
Burns outlines his life’s tips that sound like a sequel to Baz Luhrmann’s “Everybody’s Free”, including gems such as “Even though, yes, I just admitted that I don’t know everything, pointing that out when we’re arguing is never going to work in your favor.”
Thursday, Huffington Post’s Lisa Belkin discussed trends in parenting that will show up (again) in 2013.
And naturally, Lisa Belkin did the Lisa Belkin thing and talked a whole lot about moms, and then begrudgingly admitted that dads will indeed still exist in 2013, but only because she predicted it in prior years.
The Good Men Project’s Tom Matlack thought that Belkin’s list looked awfully dad-sparse, and exchanged some tweets with Belkin. Soon enough, the two were e-mailing back and forth on the topic. A love connection was made. Matlack even asked if Belkin would write a list for GMP about dads. Belkin declined. Ooh, burn.
A couple of our readers tipped us off to a recent advertising gaffe that had one baby bottle company in a blowback from both dad bloggers and the breastfeeding folk.
“Your breast don’t have air-vents, why should baby bottles,” asks Bittylab’s website for their BARE bottle. The vent-free bottles are meant to imitate a breast and reduce gas intake by the baby. Sounds great, right? It very well could be, but the product became second-fiddle to the message behind it when Bittylab took to Twitter and started advertising.
William Lucas Walker is an Emmy-award winning writer and producer, and has two children with his husband Kelly. He’s got a normal column at The Huffington Post (though I saw this on The Good Men Project) about his adventures in being a gay father. This particular entry titled “Homo’s Odyssey” is a story that takes on the idea of prejudice – and it’s not just one-sided.
As a father of five, Dr. David Katz, M.D. is concerned about his kids’ health. And as a doctor, he’s seeing a lot of men who are too busy or unconcerned to exercise – which is creating a generation of obese kids, since children mimic what they see their parents doing.
“Eat well and be active — for their sake,” says Katz. “Be part of their solution or you will be part of their problem.”